Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
The first step in starting your own bicycle courier service is to checkand see if a courier license is required for your vicinity. If alicense is not required, or you can secure one easily, the second stepis to begin marketing your new bicycle courier service.
You can chargesimilar rates for envelopes and small parcels as the motorized courierscharge, with the benefit being your overheads will be a fraction oftheirs.
One person can easily operate a bicycle courier service with acellular phone for incoming delivery inquiries. The business can beexpanded to include multiple bike couriers with a central dispatchsystem. Either way, this low-cost business venture is a sure-fire wayto earn an excellent income and stay very fit.
Ideal candidates include law firms and design companies. To attractclients simply set appointments with local companies who would requirefast, reliable and local delivery service.